Archive for June, 2010

Aprés Match – World Cup 2010

World Cup is upon us again and so is Aprés Match from RTE! First video is a Sky Sports phone-in with Terry Venables discussing the England game from Day 2

Day 3 has Bill, Eamonn and Didi Hamann discussing Germany’s chances

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Important Advice for wives, girlfriends, fiancés, mothers, sisters, daughters…

Extremely important advice and recommendations to be passed on to wives, girlfriends, fiancés, mothers, sisters, daughters, etc. (to all women in general) These rules are to be communicated prior to the World Cup in June/July this year…

1. From 11 June to 11 July 2010, you should read the sports section of the newspaper so that you are aware of what is going on regarding the World Cup, and that way you will be able to join in the conversations. If you fail to do this, then you will be looked at in a bad way, or you will be totally ignored. DO NOT complain about not receiving any attention.

2. During the World Cup, the television is mine, at all times, Without any exceptions. If you even take a glimpse of the remote control, you will lose it (your eye).

3. If you have to pass by in front of the TV during a game, I don’t mind, as long as you do it crawling on the floor and without distracting me. My dear wife, if you decide to stand bikini-clad in front of the TV in an effort to get my attention, make sure you put clothes on right after because if you catch a cold, I wont have time to take you to the doctor or look after you during the World Cup month.

4. During the games I will be blind, deaf and mute, unless I require a refill of my drink or something to eat. You are out of your mind if you expect me to listen to you, open the door, answer the telephone, or pick up the baby that just fell from the second floor….it won’t happen.

5. It would be a good idea for you to keep at least two six packs in the fridge at all times, as well as plenty of things to nibble on, and please do not make any funny faces to my friends when they come over to watch the games. In return, you will be allowed to use the TV between 12am and 6am, unless they replay a good game that I missed during the day.

6. Please, please, please!! if you see me upset because one of my teams is losing, DO NOT say “get over it, its only a game”, or “don’t worry, they’ll win next time”. If you say these things, you will only make me angrier and I will love you less. Remember, you will never ever know more about football than me and your so called “words of encouragement” will only lead to a break up or divorce.

7. You are welcome to sit with me to watch one game and you can talk to me during half-time but only when the commercials are on, and only if the half-time score is pleasing me. In addition, please note I am saying “one” game, hence do not use the World Cup as a nice cheesy excuse to “spend time together”.

8. The replays of the goals are very important. I don’t care if I have seen them or I haven’t seen them, I want to see them again. Many times.

9. Tell your friends NOT to have any babies, or any other child related parties or gatherings that requires my attendance because: 
a) I will not go, 
b) I will not go, and 
c) I will not go.

10. But, if a friend of mine invites us to his house on a Sunday to watch a game, we will be there in a flash.

11. The daily World Cup highlights show on TV every night is just as important as the games themselves. Do not even think about saying “but You have already seen this…why don’t you change the channel to something we can all watch??”, the reply will be: “Refer to Rule #2 of this list”.

12. And finally, please save your expressions such as “Thank God the World Cup is only every 4 years”. I am immune to these words, because after this comes the Barclays Premier League, Champions League, Italian League, Spanish League, etc. Thank you for your cooperation.

The Yearbook Awards Part 1

It’s that time of the year again…the grass seems greener, the suns shines brighter – school is coming to an end for many people and it’s difficult to determine who’s happier – the students or the teachers! Here are some hints and tips from the Yearbook Awards:

The Yearbook Awards Part 2

It’s that time of the year again…the grass seems greener, the suns shines brighter – school is coming to an end for many people and it’s difficult to determine who’s happier – the students or the teachers! Here are some hints and tips from the Yearbook Awards:

Don't Worry About Your Outfit

The Yearbook Awards Part 3

It’s that time of the year again…the grass seems greener, the suns shines brighter – school is coming to an end for many people and it’s difficult to determine who’s happier – the students or the teachers! Here are some hints and tips from the Yearbook Awards: